Mom's the Word

Still, haven’t found something for Mom? Hey— we are last minute because you are. But before you go searching for picked over flowers at Fred Meyer in the eleventh hour, or worse, looting your neighbor’s garden (although, we wouldn’t tell); consider getting Mom something she’d appreciate more than anything, and definitely more than nothing.

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Olivia Testa
Clearing Up the Confusion: 2019 New Tax Laws

Happy tax season! There is so much to think about as we dive into the 2018 returns. Last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) introduced many new changes to the tax code. If your head starts to spin at the mention of the word taxes, take a deep breath – the information below will help make things clearer.

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Jonathan Stillwell
Real Estate Predictions: What to expect from the market in 2019

2018 has been an interesting year for the real estate market. We saw the year open with high, rising prices and historically low mortgage rates and, in opposition to this, we saw the year close with prices beginning to level out and mortgage rates rising to some of the highest rates of the decade. So, what in the world should buyers and sellers expect in 2019? Although it is impossible to perfectly predict the future, we can use history and current trends to make an educated guess as to what to expect in 2019.

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Jonathan Stillwell